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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest Row

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest Row

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Forest Row) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest Row

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Gage Ridge, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Osbourne House, Lewes Road, Forest Row, RH18

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Forest Row and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Forest Row property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Forest Row property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Forest Row House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a home near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Forest Row will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Wealden Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that amateur repairs had been a concern. What does the property surveyor in Forest Row look into during the survey?

Houses in Forest Row that are otherwise ideal can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer dry rot, among a range of other roofing issues. From wind braces to slates, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Speak to A.R. Stuart Roofing of 11 Bakers Way, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5JS on 01306 710101 for a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system; does a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Forest Row Building Survey a surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Forest Row and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Forest Row property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Forest Row property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Forest Row House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a home near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial rubbish. Nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Forest Row will find structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Wealden Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that amateur repairs had been a concern. What does the property surveyor in Forest Row look into during the survey?

Houses in Forest Row that are otherwise ideal can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer dry rot, among a range of other roofing issues. From wind braces to slates, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of laying tar paper or felt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible. Speak to A.R. Stuart Roofing of 11 Bakers Way, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5JS on 01306 710101 for a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a property we are meaning to acquire it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system; does a surveyor report on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Forest Row Building Survey a surveyor will typically add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of areas like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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